Most schools can’t afford Covid costs, survey finds – TES, October 2020

School business managers are having to work long hours to cope with the demands of the crisis, survey reveals

The majority of schools do not have enough money in their budget to allow for the extra costs caused by Covid-19, a survey of school business managers reveals.

In a poll of more than 1,500 staff, 57 per cent said their school budget for 2020-21 was not adequate to cope with the impact of the coronavirus.

And nearly half of school business managers said their work had a negative impact on their mental health during the first four months of the crisis.

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